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FDA: Stress Urinary Incontinence (SUI) Surgical Mesh Reports up 36 Percent

March 29, 2013 ~ In September 2011, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration convened a panel of experts to try and get a handle on the concerning number of complications the agency was receiving about surgical mesh used to treat pelvic organ prolapse (POP)  and stress urinary incontinence (SUI).  The experts  [...]

By |2018-07-10T13:10:44-04:00March 29th, 2013|FDA News|13 Comments

Day One: Linda Gross v. Ethicon over Transvaginal Mesh

January 10, 2013 ~ Johnson & Johnson was on the defense this afternoon in the trial of a South Dakota woman who claims she is in perpetual pain due to defective transvaginal mesh (TVM). Adam Slater, attny for Linda Gross Linda Gross, 47, from Watertown, South Dakota is [...]

By |2013-01-10T19:33:22-04:00January 10th, 2013|Legal News|3 Comments

Hernia Mesh Complications- Is the FDA Watching? Part II

Dr. Kevin Petersen, YouTube, No Insurance Surgery November 28, 2012 ~ Continuation from Part I, According to hernia mesh removal surgeon, Dr. Kevin Petersen, in a certain percentage of patients, the body will detect hernia mesh as a foreign material and will reject it. Symptoms may include scar [...]

By |2012-11-28T21:33:28-04:00November 28th, 2012|Hernia Mesh Injuries, Medical News|33 Comments

FDA Whistleblower Case Moving Ahead

November 13, 2012 ~Round one in the FDA whistleblower scandal goes to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Regulatory Focus (here) reports the FDA had a minor victory November 9, in its case against the National Whistleblower Center (NWC) which is representing five both current and former employees of the [...]

By |2012-11-13T22:43:22-04:00November 13th, 2012|FDA News|1 Comment

Disease and Profits: Plastic Use Expected to Rise in Medical Devices

October 31 ~  As the baby boomer population increases in the U.S., expect the use of polypropylene plastic to grow for use in medical devices. That according to an obscure website called plastemart.com (here) says it “covers the entire spectrum of the plastics supply chain” from the raw material to [...]

By |2012-10-31T18:24:31-04:00October 31st, 2012|Medical News|2 Comments

The Scandal of Defective Medical Device Approval in UK

Deborah Cohen, BMJ investigator October 28, 2012 ~ Working with undercover reporters from The Daily Telegraph in the UK, the British Medical Journal's (BMJ) Deborah Cohen has exposed, "a fragmented, poorly regulated, market driven system, with financial incentives to prioritize manufacturers’ interests over those of patients, and with [...]

By |2012-10-29T00:12:52-04:00October 29th, 2012|Media Reports|2 Comments

Mesh Lawsuits Filed: Ten-Thousand and Growing

  iStockphoto image October 17, 2012 ~ Court cases filed around the country naming six mesh makers currently number 10,000 and are growing, some at a rate of 100 new cases filed a week. MDND has added up the number of lawsuits pending in federal court consolidated in [...]

By |2012-10-17T17:44:57-04:00October 17th, 2012|Featured|4 Comments

Dollars and Sense? Saving Money on Hernia Mesh

  Money graphic, WikiCommons “Application of Evidence-Based Value Analysis: Standardization of Surgical Mesh Products” In this White Paper, Winifred Hayes, a medical efficiency analyst, known as, “Your Outsourced Research Partner,” tells hospitals how to save money buying hernia mesh by being more efficient. Problem: In the case of [...]

By |2012-09-17T23:38:29-04:00September 17th, 2012|Featured, Hernia Mesh Injuries|1 Comment